CIRCLES Announce Album Release Date & EU shows with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Thursday 29th August, 2013
Australian metallers CIRCLES
have announced they will release their stunning debut album ‘Infinitas’ on October 14th 2013 via Basick Records.
As the follow up album to their critically acclaimed 'The Compass' EP in 2011, Infinitas has been a real labour of love for the band, and their determination to release a world class record shines throughout. The result, a debut album that is set to take the band into previously unchartered waters with a fresh sound that is uniquely Circles. Mixing up cutting edge production techniques and innovative progressive metal that pushes the boundaries of the listeners experience, the album is dripping with melody throughout, with hidden elements of electronica, topped off with some of the finest vocal delivery since Mike Patton’s lungs arrived on the musical landscape.
2. On My Way
3. As It Is Above
4. So It Is Below
5. Another Me
6. Ground Shift
10. Wheels In Motion
11. The Signal (ft. Kin / Twelve Foot Ninja)
12. Verum Infiniti
Ahead of the release the band are offering fans the chance to download a free track, 'As it is above'
, via their website http://www.circlesband.com
. Mailing list members will also get exclusive access to a series of videos, which take a behind the scenes look into each of the twelve songs from the album.
Circles will spend the autumn touring in support of their new album, announcing today a string of European and UK dates in support of The Dillinger Escape Plan*.
25 - FR, BORDEAUX, Krakatoa *
26 - FR, TOULOUSE, La Dynamo *
27 - FR, CLERMONT, La Cooperative De Mai *
28 - FR, PARIS, Le Divan Du Monde *
29 - FR, LYON, Le Transbordeur *
30 - CH, ZURICH, Komplex *
04 - IT, ROMAGNANO SESIA, RNR Arena *
05 - HR, ZAGREB, Tvornica Kulture *
06 - HU, BUDAPEST, A38 *
08 - SK, BRATISLAVA, Randall *
09 - AT, VIENNA, Szene *
10 - CZ, PRAGUE, Rock Cafe *
12 - DE, KOELN, Euroblast Festival
14 - UK, SOUTHAMPTON, Avondel House
15 - UK, NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
16 - UK, LONDON, Upstairs @ The Garage
17 - UK, MANCHESTER, Alter Ego
18 - UK, MILTON KEYNES, The Craufurd
CIRCLES have been hard at work promoting their brand of Australian metal worldwide, basking in worldwide press attention since the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Compass' in May 2011. Their videos for ‘Clouds are Gathering‘ and ‘Eye Embedded‘ have premiered internationally on the American metal channel Metal Injection in the USA and Metal Hammer Magazine and Scuzz TV in Europe with both videos subsequently reaching the No.1 spot on Scuzz TV, their EP and single reached No.1 and No.5 on the Australian Metal iTunes chart simultaneously, sweeping the review boards worldwide with praise and picking up airplay worldwide including regular national airplay on BBC Radio 1 in the UK and TripleJ in Australia. Throughout 2012 the band have been on the road touring across their homeland of Australia, whilst also creating and writing much of their new material.
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NEKROGOBLIKON release 'Powercore' video, taken from their new record 'power' out today.
Tuesday 27th August, 2013
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM GOBLIN HQ:
International twerking champions and saviors of American goblin metal NEKROGOBLIKON
have released a brand new video for their song "Powercore".
Alex "Goldberg" Alereza comments: "This video contains performance footage of our trek through Europe with our goblin friend John Goblikon. John came with us for the sole purpose of getting laid; he failed miserably, but as you can see from the video he still had a great time being on giant stages in foreign countries while screaming at children with us."
comes from the band's half-length album power, which was released today and has picked up a prestigious 5 K review in this week's issue of Kerrang! Magazine
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Get Ready To Rock - THE FIRST Announce Album and Tour Plans
Tuesday 13th August, 2013Get Ready to Rock With This Year's Most Infectious Album
THE FIRST to Release 'Take Courage' on September 23, 2013
Announce UK Headlining Tour for Sept/Oct
Once in a generation a band comes along, slaps you in the face and demands that you pay attention. You can fight it, even deny it, but ultimately it will catch up with you and you’ll have to concede to the power of Rock. On September 23, 2013
, THE FIRST
raise their call to this generation of fist pumping, body thrusting, chorus raising rock fans, with the release of their sophomore album, 'Take Courage'
Armed with punchy sing along choruses, stage strutting riffs and shredding guitar work, ‘Take Courage’
is a hooks aplenty record with a unique flair quite unlike any of their UK rock counterparts. The singles ‘Take It Back’ and ‘Love. Regret. Forgive. Forget.’ showcase the band’s infectious songwriting, whereas ‘Dare I Say I Ruined Everything’ and ‘Shark Attack’ turn it up to 11 just as well as any seasoned band on the Sunset Strip. Imagine the sound of a UK rock power house corrupted by sun, strippers, whisky and fast cars, whilst retaining their British charm and good looks; a must listen for fans of Deaf Havana and Mallory Knox but also Bon Jovi and Guns n’ Roses.
Check out the band's latest video:
The media have already heralded the call to action, with the band’s single 'Love Regret Forgive Forget’ appearing on last night’s edition of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter
- which you can check out here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037wyhv
And whilst sitting in your bedroom, air-guitaring along to the album is all well and good, the band have decided they want you to join them in their touring front room for a string of dates across the UK throughout September and October, where fans can strut, bounce, mosh and sing their hearts out, bandanas on, air guitars held high. See below for a full list of dates and venues.
Sat 21st Sept – The Junction, Cambridge
Tue 8th Oct – The BarFly, London
Wed 9th Oct – The Flapper, Birmingham
Thur 10th Oct – The Exchange, Bristol
Fri 11th Oct – Boileroom, Guilford
Sat 12th Oct – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sun 13th Oct – Cluny 2, Newcastle
Mon 14th Oct - Corporation, Sheffield
Pre-order the album 'Take Courage' and receive 'Love Regret Forgive Forget' for free here:
Physical CDs can be ordered from here:
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TAKE COURAGE track listing:
1. There's No Place Like Home
2. Take It Back
3. Dare I Say I Ruined Everything
4. Start Again
6. Take Courage
7. Shark Attack
9. Love. Regret. Forgive. Forget.
10. Tonight Tonight
11. Enough Is Never Enough (Bonus Track)
Belgian mathcore band BEAR sign to BASICK RECORDS
Thursday 8th August, 2013
BASICK RECORDS are ecstatic to announce the signing of Belgian mathcore mentalists, BEAR, to their roster.
Their debut album 'Noumenon' will be released via the label this autumn. Check out the teaser video here:
Mixing extreme chaos with dazzling technical flair is the four-piece’s forte, and Basick boss Nathan Barley Phillips was compelled to sign them after witnessing their off-the-scale live show at last year's Euroblast Festival.
Barley comments: "I had the misfortune of a near-death experience when i chanced upon BEAR playing at a small venue in Germany last year… It's not often that i genuinely fear for my own safety when watching a band, but experiencing BEAR's live show is about as close to armageddon as it gets. I'm thrilled to welcome them to BASICK."
As long term fans of the Label, BEAR are equally as excited: "Joining Basick's already impressive roster is a dream come true and we can't wait to drop our next beast of a record everywhere. Obey the BEAR /// !"
BEAR are confirmed for Eierfest in Belgium on August 23rd as well as another appearance at Euroblast Festival in Germany on October 12th, and with tour announcements in the pipeline, expect a stage near you to be decimated very soon.
HACKTIVIST release 'N***as In Paris' as free download
Wednesday 7th August, 2013
UK grime / metal quintet HACKTIVIST last night released their cover of Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'N***as In Paris' as a free MP3 download with accompanying video.
Over the past twelve months, 'N***as In Paris' has become a firm fan favourite at HACKTIVIST shows, but besides a very rough demo that somehow found its way onto the internet last year, it has never been heard as a full proper studio track. Due to huge demand from fans, and simply because it’s summer, the band have made the track available for free via http://www.hacktivist.uk.com and http://www.musicglue.com/hacktivist.
The video was edited by bass-player Josh Gurner using footage from the band's spring UK tour with Enter Shikari, plus festival appearances at this year's Download and Germany's Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park.
Hacktivist hit the road for their first major UK headline tour this November taking with them Electonica metal duo The Algorithm, following a run of German and French shows with Enter Shikari and appearances at Van's Warped Tour in Berlin, Eindhoven and London.
The band are currently working on their debut album, but hope to release a new track AND an expended reissue of their now sold-out and deleted debut EP, to coincide with the dates.
EUROPE & UK - NOV / DEC 2013
( * - special guests of Enter Shikari)
7 STRASBOURG,FRANCE. LAITERIE *
8 KARLSRUHE, GERMANY. SUBSTAGE *
9 BERLIN, GERMANY. WARPED TOUR *
10 EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS. WARPED TOUR
12 BREMEN, GERMANY. MODERN 65 *
13 MUNSTER, GERMANY. SKATES PALACE *
14 WIESBADEN, GERMANY. SCHLACTHOF *
16 LILLE, FRANCE. GRAND MIX *
17 LONDON, UK. WARPED TOUR (HEADLINE)
19 BRIGHTON - AUDIO
20 PORTSMOUTH - WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
21 EXETER - CAVERN
22 PLYMOUTH WHITE RABBIT
23 BATH MOLES
25 CARDIFF CLWB IFOR BACH
26 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS
27 LIVERPOOL EAST VILLAGE ARTS CLUB
29 GLASGOW KING TUTS
30 EDINBURGH ELECTRIC CIRCUS
01 NEWCASTLE THINK TANK
02 YORK DUCHESS
03 LEEDS COCKPIT 3
05 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY BASEMENT
06 MANCHESTER ROADHOUSE
07 WREXHAM CENTRAL STATION
08 BEDFORD ESQUIRES
10 BRISTOL THEKLA
11 READING FACE BAR
12 LONDON UNDERWORLD
13 GUILDFORD BOILER ROOM